Google 2FA Authentication


Vincent Koh

3rd Party (Commercial)

EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 5
  • ExpressionEngine 6


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  • Updater
  • Multi Site Manager
  • Stand Alone Entry Form
  • Low Variables
  • Content Elements
  • Better Workflow
  • Matrix
  • Grid
  • Webservice
  • Publisher


Add-On Type(s)

Extension, Module


Google Authenticator , an extra layer of security that is known as "multi factor authentication". The plugin for EE gives you two-factor authentication using the Google Authenticator mobile app for Android/iPhone/Blackberry.


  • 2FA protection
  • Using Google Authenticator mobile app to generate token
  • Google Authenticator time-based one time password
  • Allows those CP member group manage their individual 2FA settings
  • Support EE MSM

EE Version 5 - Query timeserver issue

For those who are using EE5 version, you may experience 2FA login issue due to timeserver issue. Please drop me an email for further assistance.

Tested Latest EE Version 6.1.0

  • Current Version 6.1.0 (Updated 08 July 2021)
    - Remove Helper class
  • New release version 6.0.1 (2 Feb 2021)

Tested Latest EE Version 5

  • Current Version 5.1.0 (Updated 08 July 2021)
  • Current Version 5.0.4 (Updated 10 May 2020)
  • Current Version 5.0.3 (Updated 31 Jan 2020)


  • EE5 PHP7.1 < PHP7.4
  • Support EE MSM
  • EE6 PHP7.1 and < PHP7.4
  • Support EE MSM

If you have any queries about this plugin, please email to

Hooks Used

If the add-on is an extension, and ties into ExpressionEngine's core files, it will use ExpressionEngine hooks. We are listing any hooks the add-on uses for developers to have an easier time locating other add-ons that they can reference for their own work.

  1. cp_member_login
  2. cp_js_end

This entry was created March 13, 2017, 10:28 am.
This entry was last updated July 14, 2022, 3:10 am.

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4 Reviews:

nlinguini 01.01.20

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Download and install was easy however, immediately getting an error when trying to login “Error: Unable to load the requested language file: language/English/Vin_ga_authlogin_lang.php”

Contacted developer; also, when generating new Google Key, an e-mail should be sent to the user so they know.

blackspectacles 08.28.19

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Update on May 25 must have fixed whatever EE5 issues existed previously. Installed it and it worked (nearly) out of the gate. Only minor update we had to make was changing the priority lower than Structure’s so the 2FA would fire before we got redirected on login. Other than that, great module!

Triad 03.15.19

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This addon does not work with EE5, however we were able to update it and get it working in a short amount of time. Dev please get in touch to discuss!

Akwadnet 11.06.17

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it did not work for me
this addon looks good but i don’t think so.
there is no documentation
no contact with the developer: no website no email nothing

before you buy it you have to think twice